Friday, January 22, 2016

Imitated Not Duplicated

If you are a online shopper like me than you have seen countless companies that advertise endlessly about these celebrity inspired dresses. I don't know about you but I get really curious, not that i'm dying to look like someone else. However do these dresses really look that close to the original, and what is the quality even like. Well the only reason I even got interested to be honest was because of an ad I saw about 4-5 months ago from a company that makes dresses Dita Von Tease Dresses. is an upscale vintage inspired brand. They have boutiques all over and the one in New york is great its how I first heard of them.So without further ado.

Well I must say the hardest thing I've ever done was put my picture next to Dita Von Tease lol. Hear are my thoughts on the dress. To be brutely it's clearly not a dior however it was a great dress. It hugs your curves amazingly and makes you feel fabulous. I paired it with a dior belt that I had already in case anyone particularly likes the belt. As far as construction no loose threads, the fabric was nice and thick. But I have to be honest this wasn't a 200 dollar dress. Though I liked it I think I will search for another company for my next Dita dress, which I am currently already looking.

  Fashionably Speaking... 

Red Lips and a Pillbox and You Can't Go Wrong : New Hair of The Day

  Well it's that time again for another hair of the day and I had a lot of fun with this one dolls. I have said this on numerous occasions don't be afraid to explore with hats, you will be surprised what they can bring to your looks. They spruce up a plainer dress or even make something old brand new. Don't think that you're the one person in the world that hats do not look good on because that's simply not true. I assure there is a style of hat for everyone and one of the most classic styles that makes everyone look amazing is the holy-grail of hats the pillbox. So lets get started shall we?

Hair of The Day:
Rolled bang with a ponytail

1. You just need 2 Bobby pins. Separate the bang section of your hair. Next after you finish with your pomade/ teasing if your hair requires. Gather the ends of you hair as if you are starting a pincurl,however roll under instead of the normal way. Slip a Bobby pin on either end of your bang then take your fingers and do your tweaking.
2. Smooth a bit of oil into your hands and work it through your hair, be sure to get your ends this will give you shine and prevent frizz. Brush your hair through and gather your hair into a low pony. Take a small section of hair a wrap it around the elastic pinning it with a Bobby pin. 
3. Place your hat on the crown of your head. Use hat pins to pin it in place but of you don't have them you can get away with a good ole Bobby. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Pinup Dolls Top 3 Speedy Hairstyling Tips / I woke up like this

   Hair for us ecentric Fashion and lifestyle ethusiasts can sometimes get complicated. Thankfully we have our starlets and muses of yesteryer to look back on for inspiration. But we don't always have the extra time to spend on our hair and so-on to make ourselves even more breathtakeningly stellar than we already are. So its great for both asthetic and time managment reasons, that we Dolls have a few good solid staples that you know like the back of your hand. The number one being today's topic which is hair, Pinup gals go-to do.  And no style is more classic than the good ole' victory roll.

  While some occasions call for elaborate and time consuming styles; lets be honest that's just not everyday life. We usually only have a few minutes at the most daytoday to alot for our hair during our normal routines. So while our finshed may look elaborate or very meticulous to others us Dolls know that we typically don't go around spending hours getting ready. And any shortcuts you can do to help you along and speed you up are well appreciated. 

Top 3 Speedy Vintage hairstyling tips:

1. Anything you can do the night before will cut your time down exponentially. 

From the "Vintage Hair" book
A) For many this means curling your hair. To cut back on the heat damage I recommend a technique called "Rag Curls" . You can do this quickly the night before and your Curls will last the entire week and look even better than a rollerset in my  opinion. 
Straight hair dolls
- take a old cotton shirt (etc) rip or cut it into strips.
- gather a section of your hair about a 1" or so and take a strip placing it at the end of your hair 
- as you would with a rollerset roll under until you reach your scalp. Then simply double tie together the two remaining ends 
- repeat the steps until you have done you're entire head
Curly hair Dolls
We all know our issues so here are some tips to prevent waking up to a disaster 
- I reccomend picking up Not Your Mothers Curl Pudding from the Not Your Mothers Line. It works on all hair types and does wonders, defines, prevents frizz and fights humidity as well as gives shine. 
Separate your hair into to sections and brush it out. I know us curlys have issues with combing and brushing because of the frizz however there was a reason for the 100 stroke a night our sisters from the past did. It allows the oils at your scalp to distribut all the way down your hair shaft and us curlys really need it. It won't just improve dryness problems but it will also allow to train you hair and improve the look of your curls.
- Part your hair into 4 sections and using about a dime sized amount for each section work it through and twist you your hair. You'll have perfect curls in the morning
B) If you are not already you need to be sleeping with a silk scarf. Not only does it protect your style but it protects your hair from breakage and other problems (if you ever noticed that one side of your hair is a bit longer than the other, or the back of your hair is shorter; it's because of your sleeping patterns and pillowcase). If you just can't stand to sleep with something on your head than I recommend either purchasing a silk pillowcase, or sewing a piece of silk onto your pillow.
C) Also if you aren't a wild sleeper, considering on how exactly you are styling you hair you can fix your hair the night before and tie it up. Then the only thing to do is refresh it in the morning. If you are brushing our a curl set I recommend putting on a hairnet under your scarf so that your curls don't droop overnight.
2. When your pressed for time the biggest go for simple styles and cheat where you can.
my formula is this you hairstyle whatever you come up with will only take you three minutes if you stick to this.
  • Pin
  • Roll
  • Tuck

3.  Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize! This is what turns drab to fab and it will most certainly do the same for your hair. If you don't have time to do anything at all you can pin the front of your hair
into some bettie bangs tuck the sides behind your ear and pin in a some flowers on either side. Or you could simply tying an chiffon scarf around your head, grab a turban pull out your bangs into a roll and tuck the rest of your hair safely behind the turban. These are just a few examples but whether your hair is curled or not you will look like you put a lot of time into your hair.

    I Woke Up Like This: left side part victory rolls with double rose clips.

  •     Left side part victory rolls with roses 
  •   4 bobby pins, pomade or oil ( I use frankincense and myrrh oil)
and last but not least two flower clips. I got these at Unique Vintage
however of course you are not limited to flowers Nasty dress is one of
my fave, sites for unique hair pieces.
  •  Start by parting your hair. I choose the left side but please choose
the best side for your facial shape and looks. Then rub a bit of oil or
pomade in your hands and run it throughout your hair
  • next with your finger section your hair from crown to ear and 
do a victory roll placing a bobby on either end (I explain how exactly
to a victory roll in the post "Not Just A Victory Roll")
  • Lastly place a flower (or whatever your choice) at either
side of your head.  All Done!